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Re: [PATCH v3] add status config and command line options for rename detection




Hi Ben,

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:56 AM, Ben Peart <Ben.Peart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> After performing a merge that has conflicts git status will, by default,
> attempt to detect renames which causes many objects to be examined.  In a
> virtualized repo, those objects do not exist locally so the rename logic
> triggers them to be fetched from the server. This results in the status call
> taking hours to complete on very large repos vs seconds with this patch.
>
> Add a new config status.renames setting to enable turning off rename detection
> during status and commit.  This setting will default to the value of
> diff.renames.
>
> Add a new config status.renamelimit setting to to enable bounding the time
> spent finding out inexact renames during status and commit.  This setting will
> default to the value of diff.renamelimit.
>
> Add --no-renames command line option to status that enables overriding the
> config setting from the command line. Add --find-renames[=<n>] command line
> option to status that enables detecting renames and optionally setting the
> similarity index.

Any chance I could get you to re-wrap this at a smaller column width?
Doesn't fit in my (80-char) terminal when I run `git log`; a couple
lines run over by a couple characters.  (Sorry for not noticing this
earlier)

> This patch depends on em/status-rename-config

I'd leave this line for the notes.  It's useful information now, but
won't be to someone looking at the commit a year from now, so it
probably doesn't belong in the commit message.


With those two changes:
  Reviewed-by: Elijah Newren <newren@xxxxxxxxx>